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Lee Lanier: You Write the Story
February 13 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Lee Lanier, of Lee Lanier Paints Art Gallery located in the Arts Factory, has created this interactive exhibit inviting viewers to write the narratives for his quirky, acrylic paintings. Lanier created the exhibit based on his opinion that visitors to LLPAG often had more interesting interpretations of his paintings than he did. The characters in the paintings interact with surrounding objects or each other, and are often based on mythological, literary, or pop-culture archetypes. Although these paintings are narrative in nature, they present scenes midway through a particular tale so that the viewer can decide what is transpiring.
I am fascinated with old stories. The inspiration for my works almost always starts with a historical, literary, and mythological character. Like Renaissance artists, I weave complex narratives with multiple posed figures. I am drawn to universal human themes such as life and death, temptation and faith, and creativity and industry. My end goal is to create works of art that can be viewed multiple times while inspiring spirited conversations among groups of dissimilar viewers.
On exhibit at Windmill Library from February 13, 2024 through April 28, 2024